It’s no secret that Terrence Malick’s last few narrative films have divided critics and alienated audiences as they became progressively less structured and more improvisational in nature. For his next project, however, he supposedly made a conscious attempt to get back on slightly more solid ground while also working with a new cinematographer (Jörg Widmer). A Hidden Life is based on the life of Franz Jägerstätter, an Austrian farmer who became a conscientious objector during WWII, refusing to fight for the Nazis. The movie features the final performances from both Michael Nyqvist and Bruno Ganz and it earned positive reviews coming out of Cannes. Could this put him back in awards season contention for the first time since A Tree of Life? A Hidden Life hits select theatres on Dec. 13th; check out the trailer below and see what you think.